A Fast to Stop the Jets has just been announced for April 10 & 11 2021.

Across Canada, public fasts and vigils will honour those who have been killed by Canadian war planes and reject Canada’s plans to buy 88 new bomber jets. Around the world individuals are joining by fasting, meditating, or praying in their locations in solidarity.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Register using the form below with your plans to fast, meditate or pray, and/or to join or host a public action.
  2. Fast, meditate, pray, light a candle or join a public vigil (see public events list below) to express your opposition to the new fighter jets. Take a photo and share it with us at nofighterjets@gmail.com
  3. Contact your Member of Parliament and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell them that you do NOT want your tax dollars spent to buy fighter jets. Call the PM at: 613-992-4211 (you can leave a voice message) or email him: pm@pm.gc.ca (and cc us at nofighterjets@gmail.com) or use this online letter tool.
  4. Share your message or photo on social media and use the hashtag: #NoNewFighterJets

April 10 will mark the beginning of the 10th anniversary of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending: GDAMS 2021. Our fast will join this global effort to reduce spending on war.

Register now using the form below. We will follow up with additional information shortly. Scroll down for information on public events planned for April 10 and 11.

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Join a public event near you

Across Canada, public fasts and vigils on April 10 and 11 will honour those who have been killed by Canadian war planes and reject Canada’s plans to buy 88 new bomber jets.

ONLINE — All are welcome to join

10 – 11:30am EDT, Saturday April 10Interfaith gathering for prayer and letter writing (Click here to join on zoom)

7:00-8:00pm EDT, Saturday April 10Candlelit vigil to honour victims of Canadian fighter jets and demand plans to purchase 88 new jets be cancelled. Register here to get zoom access.
Spread the word! Join the facebook event here. Please use the hashtag #NoNewFighterJets

OTTAWA, ON

April 10th Fast for No New Fighter Jets:
10 – 11:30am — Online interfaith gathering for prayer and letter writing (Click here to join on zoom)
1pm – 2pm — Online gathering for sign making (Click here to join on zoom). We will make signs and create social media posts together, and support e-mailing & calling PMO.
3pm — No Fighter Jets vigil at PMO’s office at Wellington and Sussex. Everyone must war masks and maintain social distancing at all times.
Contact: Molly Forsythe mollyhforsythe@gmail.com

TORONTO, ON

Where: Matt Cohen Park (south-east corner of Spadina and Bloor), Toronto Now online!
When: 7:00pm, Saturday April 10 2021
What: Candlelit vigil to honour victims of Canadian fighter jets and demand plans to purchase 88 new jets be cancelled.
Register here to get zoom access.
Contact: canada@worldbeyondwar.org
Spread the word! Join the facebook event here. Share this tweet. Please use the hashtag #NoNewFighterJets

HALIFAX, NS

Saturday April 10: Rally, Protest, Sing with Signs — 11:00am-12:00pm at Victoria Park (across from the Main Gate of the Public Gardens)

Sunday April 11: Surround the Noon Hour Cannon blast with protest — 11:30am-12:30pm at Citadel Hill – we’ll have a large Banner on the hillside

Contact: winkler.kathrin2@gmail.com

VANCOUVER, BC

Mobilization in front of Minister of Defence office
When: on April 10 and 11, from 10am – 4pm.
Where: in front of the Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan’s office at 6406 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Hosted by WILPF Canada.

2) Socially distanced Candlelight Walk
When: from 6 to 8 p.m on April 10
Where: around Trout Lake in John Hendry Park, East Vancouver.
What: We will be walking at a slow even pace, clockwise around the lake; contemplative silence is encouraged for stretches of the walk. No length of walk is too short! Bring your own portable LED light or candle lanterns. A gong will sound at 8 pm to signal the end of the official walk. Anyone who wishes to write a few words on a strip of paper or on some ribbon may bring it and leave it in the park. We ask people to comply with Covid guidelines and to stay with their designated pods. 
Contact: elea.hendriks@gmail.com or czhong@editors.ca

LANGLEY, BC

Join those fasting and the broader community on Saturday April 10:
9:00am – 6:00pm — fasters will sit at Douglas Park, displaying signs and sounding a bell every five minutes in remembrance of the many people whose lives are destroyed by Canadian warplanes in US wars. Everyone must remain socially distanced at all times and wear a mask.
7:45pm — bigger gathering at Linwood Park on Michaud Crescent for a Candlelit Walk around the block (twice around for those who are able). Cancelled due to increasing COVID numbers in BC.
Contact: Brendan, World Beyond War Vancouver, bemartin50@hotmail.com
Media coverage in the Aldergrove Star here.

Help us spread the word!

Here are some images that can be used to promote the fast. When posting on social media, please use the hashtag #NoNewFighterJets